The subject of the very first Rough Guide and the birthplace of Western civilisation, Greece continues to entice visitors and make history. From discovering the coolest Athens neighbourhoods to hiking your way up to Mount Olympus, home of the gods, or boarding a ferry to dozens of stunning islands, use our map of Greece to plan your trip.

Greece boasts four millennia of historic sights to explore; enter the lair of the Minotaur at Crete’s Knossos Palace, wander around the famous Parthenon and Acropolis in Athens and take in the view from the Metéora’s awe-inspiring monasteries. Or follow the winding roads of the spectacular Maní peninsula and enjoy the country’s long and varied coastline before relaxing under the reed canopy of a beachside taverna enjoying the local meze.

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Alternative things to do in Santorini: the secret side of the Greek Island

Alternative things to do in Santorini: the secret side of the Greek Island

From best secret hideaways to top hikers hangouts, Heidi Fuller-Love lets us in on the secret side of this volcanic island. These are the best things to do in …

02 Apr 2019 • Heidi Fuller-Love insert_drive_file Article
The best beaches in Santorini, Greece

The best beaches in Santorini, Greece

Santorini is a firm fixture in people's minds when it comes to Greek Island getaways, but it's not renowned for its beaches. Think Santorini and it's more li…

27 Mar 2019 • Kirsten Powley insert_drive_file Article
Athens in pictures: a visual tour

Athens in pictures: a visual tour

In a city so packed to the rafters with historic sights, planning a trip to Athens can be overwhelming when it comes to knowing what to see and what to skip. Th…

07 Feb 2019 • Jenny Cahill-Jones insert_drive_file Article
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